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    An article about John McAfee

    Those that have been around computers since the 90's...know the name.
    Now meet the guy.
    http://gizmodo.com/5958877/secrets-s...rt-of-darkness
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Those that have been around computers since the 90's...know the name.
    Now meet the guy.
    http://gizmodo.com/5958877/secrets-s...rt-of-darkness
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    Seems Mr. McAfee is just a tad off center Cat.

    If i were him i'd make awful sure i never missed a staff payroll.

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    interesting read,I always hated that software though,did'nt most techy's dislike it too ?

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    Wow- bizarre dude. And yes Dan... most of us nerds hate it :-)
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    Yeah those of us in IT dislike his software.

    Old guy beddin' a 17 year old latin chick....he's taking after Ken!
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    Every time McAfee is uninstalled from an OEM computer, he goes a little more insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Yeah those of us in IT dislike his software.

    Old guy beddin' a 17 year old latin chick....he's taking after Ken!
    Hey! I represent that remark!
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    I haven't read this article yet, but I will. I know that I have read some articles through out time that said he was a shady, greedy guy. I get rid of anything McAfee and Norton/Symantec home versions as i don't like (trust) them either...

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    A long while back, I liked McAfee, it "did" work well at the time. I also like the software because virus definitions as well as program definitions were "free". I would recommend it to all of my clients "back" then. Then, Mcafee changed there terms of service (ToS) and stated to charge people to use their updates (including my clients), so I had my clients changed to another software vendor. I even called them and get a really stuck up rep. I have not done any business with them since then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Old guy beddin' a 17 year old latin chick....he's taking after Ken!
    Lol, my first thought as well.

    McAfee may be weird, but I find it interesting that he is nonconformist and his money allows him to be as eccentric as he wants, lol.

    The paranoia and dealing with gangsters down in Belize is a bit much though.

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    " seven pump-action shotguns, one single-action shotgun,"

    The world did a sweep on 20 gauge back then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad_Haggis View Post
    " seven pump-action shotguns, one single-action shotgun,"

    The world did a sweep on 20 gauge back then?
    You done yet? Drinking liquid drano finally squeezing in on that last brain cell?

    Farting is funny..the first few times. But after about the 8 billionth time...day after day after day...gets old, ya know?

    Ritalin...bottle empty again!
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    "Success, for me," he has said, "is being able to wake up in the morning and feel like a 12 year old."
    poor rich guy felt like a 17yr old when he went to bed the night before. keep striving for success

    I was going to post a link to that thread, but the SG search results for "bullsh|t" were too numerous

    sometimes you have to think outside the box to get inside the box .

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    In today's paper


    John McAfee’s neighbour complained of gun shots, ‘roguish behaviour’ next door a week before being found dead

    The multi-millionaire inventor of McAfee antivirus software is being hunted by Belize authorities after an alleged rival was found shot to death, according to news reports.

    John McAfee, 67, is wanted for questioning in the death of Gregory Faull, a Florida contractor who was discovered in a pool of blood at his home in the Central American country with an apparent gunshot wound to the back of his head, according to local police reports.

    A week before his death, the contractor had filed a formal complaint with local authorities alleging that the antivirus pioneer had fired off guns and demonstrated “roguish behaviour” — allegedly over an issue of dogs, according to Gizmodo.

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/11...n-mcafee-2012/

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    Saw that this morning also Larry.......
    the guy has gone nuts! Odd how some ultra successful people turn a bit odd. Flashbacks to Howard Hughes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Saw that this morning also Larry.......
    the guy has gone nuts! Odd how some ultra successful people turn a bit odd. Flashbacks to Howard Hughes!
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    Hi Brian

    I agree, a lot of these so called geniuses are borderline crazy it seems.. Thank the Lord i'm a little slow.

    It will be interesting to see what comes of this before its over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    You done yet? Drinking liquid drano finally squeezing in on that last brain cell?

    Farting is funny..the first few times. But after about the 8 billionth time...day after day after day...gets old, ya know?

    Ritalin...bottle empty again!
    “This is clearly a military dictatorship where people are allowed to go and harass citizens based on rumour alone,” Mr. McAfee told Channel 5 Belize after the raid.

    Sorry.

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    He's now claiming that "Employees were plotting to kill him" - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...rder-plot.html

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    The cheese has clearly slipped off his cracker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    The cheese has clearly slipped off his cracker!
    I never heard that expression before! Funny !
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Yeah those of us in IT dislike his software.

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